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User Image sakiroi720 Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:28 AM (UTC)
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思わず立ち止まるほどインパクトある真っ赤な葉っぱ🍁
外の空気が冷たすぎて全身の毛穴が締まった気がしたよ!もう冬だね❄️
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User Image instachapter Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:27 AM (UTC)
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1/11 "The most widely known and accepted arguments for God’s existence are simply not persuasive"

It’s a task that humanity has struggled with throughout the ages: proving the existence of God. In the past, people have tried to do so through logical reasoning and cosmological proofs, which assume that God was the First Cause – the force that made everything else.
But what does this kind of proof look like?
Well, cosmological proofs of God start by saying that an external force must have produced the universe. The most famous one was postulated by the medieval theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas, who took First Cause as the fundamental premise of all his proofs.
In what the author calls the Cosmological Argument, Aquinas says that there must have once been a time when nothing physical existed. The fact that physical things now exist proves the existence of God – the Unmoved Mover who created them.
So, cosmological proofs assume that everything, the existence of humans and the universe included, must have a cause, and that this cause must be God.
What they don’t say is how God, the so-called First Cause, could have come into existence without a cause himself.
Another common argument for God’s existence are ontological proofs, but these justifications are mere wordplay.
Unlike cosmological arguments, ontological proofs construct reason with words. The first and most famous proof comes from Anselm of Canterbury in 1078. He argued that we can imagine a perfect being, but that this being could then only exist in our minds. To be truly perfect it would need to exist in the physical world.
However, he says that since we can picture this perfect being, it must also exist; if it didn’t, there would be a logical error. He uses this assertion to prove that God exists as a perfect being.
But there are some problems with his proof: first, it doesn’t prove the existence of God; and second, it’s logically flawed. Anselm assumes that existing is more perfect than not existing. 📚 Blinkist® #thegoddelusion #richarddawkins #book #read #atheist #god #religion #christian #science #knowledge #tailopez #awareness #learn #wisdom #bestseller #godisgood #faith #reason #god
User Image instachapter Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:26 AM (UTC)
nuelbnoza
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1/5 "As the power of religion and social norms diminishes, life becomes more uncertain"

Do you ever feel anxious or insecure because of a lack of fulfillment in life? You’re not alone: this feeling is more common now than ever before.
Not long ago, the average person’s life was guided, or at least influenced, by the strict doctrines of religion. It might sound counterintuitive, but these strongly held beliefs about morality and the afterlife actually helped people feel more fulfilled.
The promise of an afterlife is especially grounding and reassuring.
Humans can put up with many of life’s harsh realities as long as there is something to look forward to. The devoutly religious can remain positive through the worst hardships because an infinitely blissful afterlife awaits them. But the waning influence of organized religion has shifted people’s outlook on life.
The twentieth century saw societies around the world moving away from many religious concepts. The myth was losing its strength. Suddenly, with the afterlife in question, people were struggling to make sense of the pain and suffering of life. Where is the reward that makes it all worthwhile?
So people began to fill this gap with the cheap thrills of modern society.
Deprived of the meaningful narrative provided by religion, many people felt an inner emptiness. And so, in an attempt to fill this void, more people turned to stimulants, like drugs, partying or overwork. These methods can provide distraction from the bigger existential questions kicking around in the back of your mind.
But what this constant stimulation is really doing is desensitizing you.
It can also lead to addictive behavior. Using alcohol to fill the void can quickly take you from beer to hard liquor as your tolerance levels rise. And this desire to increase intake mirrors what is happening in today’s society. We are chasing down more and more stimulation to make up for a lack of meaning in our lives 📚 Blinkist® #TheWisdomOfInsecurity #AllanWatts #wisdom #philosophy #knowledge #easternphilosophy #book #read #seneca #aristotle #marcusaurelius #plato #religion #purpose #fulfilling #life #meaningoflife #happiness #inspiration
User Image meymusica.yoga Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:23 AM (UTC)
0 0 Juno
A muy poco tiempo de cumplir años, me llegan regalos 😍😍 esta maravilla de libro que esperaba hace rato leer... Me regalonean! Simple, libros de mi escritor favorito Eduardo Galeano o libros de Yoga y seré la más feliz (lo tiro como dato oye! Jajaja)
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#eduardogaleano #galeano #book #reading #read #books #lovetoread #lovebooks #instabooks
User Image dudo38 Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:20 AM (UTC)
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